Lahore (Staff Report): A Pak-China luxury bus service on Monday embarked on its maiden journey from Lahore to Kashgar.
The Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) and Shuja Express jointly launched the bus service between Pakistan and China to facilitate tourists as part of an initiative to connect both countries via road under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Travellers will require a valid visa and ID card to make the journey.
The Lahore-Kashgar bus will run four days a week, on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, while the Kashgar-Lahore bus will run on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The journey will take a total of 36 hours, and the bus will make five stops along the way before it crosses into China at the Khunjerab Pass.
The one-way fare is Rs13,000, while a round trip will cost Rs23,000, according to Radio Pakistan.